World Table Tennis Rankings (Up-to-date 2021 December)

Up-to-date table tennis world ranking according to ITTF and WTT for women and men. The ranking is updated on November 2021.

Who are the best players in the world?

Current WTT Men’s World Table Tennis Ranking

RankUp/ DownYOBPlayer's nameCountryRating
11997Fan ZhendongChina China12494
21988Ma LongChina China12212
31990Xu XinChina China10356
4+11996Calderano HugoBrazil Brazil8964
5-12003Harimoto TomokazuJapan Japan8709
62001Lin Yun-JuTaiwan Taiwan8375
71995Lin GaoyuanChina China8209
81988Ovtcharov DimitrijGermany Germany8024
91996Liang JingkunChina China7523
101991Falck MattiasSweden Sweden7361
111981Boll TimoGermany Germany7086
121995Jang WoojinSouth Korea South Korea6731
131992Jeoung YoungsikSouth Korea South Korea6485
141992Franziska PatrickGermany Germany6347
151993Pitchford LiamEngland England6295
162000Wang ChuqinChina China6221
171988Aruna QuadriNigeria Nigeria6063
181994Gauzy SimonFrance France5888
191994Niwa KokiJapan Japan5841
201990Lee SangsuSouth Korea South Korea5742
211991Wong Chun TingHong Kong Hong Kong5592
221989Mizutani JunJapan Japan5482
231998Jorgic DarkoSlovenia Slovenia5207
241988Freitas MarcosPortugal Portugal4852
251981Chuang Chih-YuanTaiwan Taiwan4793
261997Zhao ZihaoChina China4650
271979Gardos RobertAustria Austria4563
281991Karlsson KristianSweden Sweden4339
291991Assar OmarEgypt Egypt4267
301982Achanta Sharath KamalIndia India4189
312000Jha KanakUSA USA4181
321976Samsonov VladimirBelarus Belarus4175
331992Groth JonathanDenmark Denmark4123
341996Pucar TomislavCroatia Croatia4020
351994Wang YangSlovakia Slovakia3952
361988Filus RuwenGermany Germany3903
371993Gnanasekaran SathiyanIndia India3903
381985Tsuboi GustavoBrazil Brazil3835
391988Lebesson EmmanuelFrance France3774
402001Uda YukiyaJapan Japan3716
411996Gerassimenko KirillKazakhstan Kazakhstan3701
421986Persson JonSweden Sweden3609
431999An JaehyunSouth Korea South Korea3578
441997Kallberg AntonSweden Sweden3569
451994Duda BenediktGermany Germany3557
461986Habesohn DanielAustria Austria3489
471996Qiu DangGermany Germany3366
481986Gacina AndrejCroatia Croatia3311
491993Jin TakuyaJapan Japan3284
501979Saleh AhmedEgypt Egypt3214
511995Morizono MasatakaJapan Japan3161
521980Gionis PanagiotisGreece Greece3136
531987Skachkov KirillRussia Russia3086
541996Yoshimura KazuhiroJapan Japan3013
55+81995Ishiy VitorBrazil Brazil3001
56-11992Sirucek PavelCzech Republic Czech Republic2998
57-11989Ionescu OvidiuRomania Romania2981
58-11990Drinkhall PaulEngland England2980
59+61993Aguirre MarceloParaguay Paraguay2977
60-21986Apolonia TiagoPortugal Portugal2954
61-21987Kou LeiUkraine Ukraine2911
62-21992Diaw IbrahimaSenegal Senegal2907
63-21997Majoros BenceHungary Hungary2833
64-21981Tokic BojanSlovenia Slovenia2830
65-11995Dyjas JakubPoland Poland2803
661991Robles AlvaroSpain Spain2793
671997Oikawa MizukiJapan Japan2736
681984Pistej LubomirSlovakia Slovakia2721
691991Alamiyan NoshadIran Iran2715
70+51998Cifuentes HoracioArgentina Argentina2710
71-11997Lim JonghoonSouth Korea South Korea2707
72-11993Yoshimura MaharuJapan Japan2694
73-11993Desai HarmeetIndia India2691
74+71990Mino AlbertoEcuador Ecuador2686
75-21993Nuytinck CedricBelgium Belgium2683
76-21991Chen Chien-AnTaiwan Taiwan2679
77-12002Moregard TrulsSweden Sweden2625
78-11983Monteiro JoaoPortugal Portugal2611
79-11991Olah BenedekFinland Finland2611
80-11986Madrid MarcosMexico Mexico2607
81-11998Cho SeungminSouth Korea South Korea2601
821997Akkuzu CanFrance France2586
83+91994Jouti EricBrazil Brazil2527
84+91997Afanador BrianPuerto Rico Puerto Rico2519
85-21990Shibaev AlexanderRussia Russia2509
86-21995Geraldo JoaoPortugal Portugal2501
87-21987Jancarik LubomirCzech Republic Czech Republic2499
88-21998Lind AndersDenmark Denmark2497
89-21996Lam Siu HangHong Kong Hong Kong2490
90-21997Badowski MarekPoland Poland2475
91-21995Omotayo OlajideNigeria Nigeria2466
92-21981Monteiro ThiagoBrazil Brazil2448
93-21991Walther RicardoGermany Germany2443
942000Pletea CristianRomania Romania2420
951988Fegerl StefanAustria Austria2406
961992Kojic FraneCroatia Croatia2399
97+41985Alto GastonArgentina Argentina2338
98-11995Walker SamuelEngland England2322
99-11997Ho Kwan KitHong Kong Hong Kong2316
100-12001Togami ShunsukeJapan Japan2299

Current WTT Women’s World Table Tennis Ranking

RankUp/DownYOBFull nameCountryRating
11994Chen MengChina China13850
22000Sun YingshaChina China11240
32000Ito MimaJapan Japan11198
41999Wang ManyuChina China8733
51990Ding NingChina China8070
61995Zhu YulingChina China7335
71991Liu ShiwenChina China7245
81992Cheng I-ChingTaiwan Taiwan7175
91993Ishikawa KasumiJapan Japan7100
101997Wang YidiChina China7091
111986Feng TianweiSingapore Singapore6947
122000Hirano MiuJapan Japan6507
131996Doo Hoi KemHong Kong Hong Kong6476
141992Jeon JiheeSouth Korea South Korea6414
151997Chen XingtongChina China6222
16+12000Diaz AdrianaPuerto Rico Puerto Rico6169
17-11994Polcanova SofiaAustria Austria5781
182000Hayata HinaJapan Japan5622
191994Solja PetrissaGermany Germany5573
201997Sato HitomiJapan Japan5377
211983Han YingGermany Germany5299
221987Suh HyowonSouth Korea South Korea5104
231998He ZhuojiaChina China4953
241995Szocs BernadetteRomania Romania4731
251999Kato MiyuJapan Japan4665
261993Chen Szu-YuTaiwan Taiwan4621
272000Qian TianyiChina China4596
281994Eerland BrittNetherlands Netherlands4505
291988Yang XiaoxinMonaco Monaco4471
30+51996Zhang LilyUSA USA4324
31-11991Pesotska MargarytaUkraine Ukraine4268
32-11996Mittelham NinaGermany Germany4261
33-11989Samara ElizabetaRomania Romania4256
34-11998Soo Wai Yam MinnieHong Kong Hong Kong4203
35-11989Yu MengyuSingapore Singapore4177
361994Meshref DinaEgypt Egypt4089
371983Shan XiaonaGermany Germany4012
38+92000Takahashi BrunaBrazil Brazil4002
39-11994Sawettabut SuthasiniThailand Thailand3980
40-11989Zhang MoCanada Canada3957
41-11963Ni Xia LianLuxembourg Luxembourg3941
42-11990Matelova HanaCzech Republic Czech Republic3929
43-11997Shibata SakiJapan Japan3920
44-11990Wu YueUSA USA3888
45-11986Li QianPoland Poland3837
46-11998Hashimoto HonokaJapan Japan3708
47-11978Yu FuPortugal Portugal3673
481986Mikhailova PolinaRussia Russia3647
491995Gu YutingChina China3591
501992Lee Ho ChingHong Kong Hong Kong3556
512004Kihara MiyuuJapan Japan3463
521985Pota GeorginaHungary Hungary3455
531982Ekholm MatildaSweden Sweden3399
541992Balazova BarboraSlovakia Slovakia3380
551994Kim Song INorth Korea North Korea3252
561995Batra ManikaIndia India3154
572002Nagasaki MiyuJapan Japan3061
581994Noskova YanaRussia Russia3052
591993Cheng Hsien-TzuTaiwan Taiwan3016
601994Shao JieniPortugal Portugal2945
611996Lin YeSingapore Singapore2914
621984Li JieNetherlands Netherlands2907
631998Choi HyojooSouth Korea South Korea2851
641993Madarasz DoraHungary Hungary2833
651997Zhang RuiChina China2781
661985Gaponova GannaUkraine Ukraine2777
67+31996Diaz MelaniePuerto Rico Puerto Rico2773
68-11996Mori SakuraJapan Japan2732
69-11999Liu WeishanChina China2693
70-11994Xiao MariaSpain Spain2689
712004Shin YubinSouth Korea South Korea2682
721994Liu FeiChina China2664
731996Zeng JianSingapore Singapore2642
74+31984Vega PaulinaChile Chile2594
75-11995Bergstrom LindaSweden Sweden2568
76-11993Vivarelli DeboraItaly Italy2562
77-11994Cha Hyo SimNorth Korea North Korea2529
781997Ando MinamiJapan Japan2478
791992De Nutte SarahLuxembourg Luxembourg2473
801988Pergel SzandraHungary Hungary2412
811988Dvorak GaliaSpain Spain2370
821989Partyka NataliaPoland Poland2351
831994Yang HaeunSouth Korea South Korea2331
841990Solja AmelieAustria Austria2324
851989Moret RachelSwitzerland Switzerland2267
861987Liu Hsing-YinTaiwan Taiwan2248
871997Paranang OrawanThailand Thailand2227
881995Helmy YousraEgypt Egypt2226
891997Zhu ChengzhuHong Kong Hong Kong2192
901999Sun MingyangChina China2187
911993Gasnier LauraFrance France2178
921985Yuan Jia NanFrance France2175
932001Tailakova MariiaRussia Russia2150
941997Bajor NataliaPoland Poland2135
951999Trigolos DariaBelarus Belarus2131
961982Liu JiaAustria Austria2122
972005Ojio HarunaJapan Japan2121
981998Ho Tin-TinEngland England2109
991992Winter SabineGermany Germany2097
1001995Mukherjee SutirthaIndia India2083

How the table tennis world ranking are calculated?

Although the official table tennis rankings calculated by ITTF (WTT) are not the most accurate, this ranking is the official one. In order to build a more dynamic, fair, and progressive system, WTT has implemented a new ranking structure. This framework will allow WTT to convey the tale of each season more clearly to its fans, media, and sponsors.

Each time, a player won the event, they have rewarded some points. These points are used to build the current world table tennis rankings. There is a point scale. The more important the event, the more points are given to the winners.

The ITTF Executive Committee has approved a new rankings structure for table tennis, which will include Grand Smash events at the top of the rankings. WTT events will benefit greatly from the new Table Tennis World Rankings, which honor the history and significance of ITTF competitions while also recognizing the contributions of WTT events.

world table tennis ranking are calculated based on the performance of the players
world table tennis rankings is calculated based on the performance of the players

Taking their place alongside Olympic Games and ITTF World Championships, Grand Smashes award a total of 2,000 points to their respective champions. Table tennis players’ world rankings will be heavily influenced by their performances at the Grand Smashes, which will be held four times a year on average.

Full Table Tennis World Ranking points for the winners of an event can be found here:

EVENTRANKINGS POINTS
OLYMPICS2000
GRAND SMASH Events2000
WTTC2000
WTT CUP FINALS1500
ITTF WORLD CUP

1500
WTT CHAMPIONS1000
WTT STAR CONTENDER600
CONTINENTAL CUP500
CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP500
WTT CONTENDER400
MULTI SPORT GAMES100
INTERNATIONAL EVENTS100
ITTF WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP75
WTT FUTURE STARS CUP75
WTT YOUTH STAR CONTENDER60
WTT YOUTH CONTENDER20

How the world table tennis ranking is used?

The ITTF World table tennis ranking is used officially to classify the seeding position of the players. Event entry is based on a player’s position in the rankings at the time of the entry deadline.

When it comes to seeding for an event, a player’s current ranking will be taken into consideration. Ranks are now published weekly, rather than monthly. Round-by-round rankings points will be awarded to players based on their performance. When a player progresses from qualifying to the main draw, he or she will gain rankings points for both qualification and the main draw.

Ma Long on the top 5 players of the World table tennis ranking
Ma Long on the top 5 players of the World table tennis ranking

For the first time, ranking points will expire after a year. So if the players are absent, their points are reduced. Count only the best of eight continental and international events (see above).

Furthermore, the plan proposes several ranking efforts to support the ITTF and WTT’s objective to create a more player- and fan-friendly framework for the sport.

What do you think about the fairness of this ranking system?

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